§ Mr. KEIR HARDIE
asked the President of the Local Government Board whether he can give figures showing the death rate during the months of March and April of this year and the figures for the corresponding months of last year, distinguishing where possible the death rate amongst children in the following districts: counties of Glamorganshire (South Wales), Lanarkshire (Scotland), Lancashire, Yorkshire, Durham, and Northumberland?
§ Mr. BURNS
Figures for March and April are not available, but the following table gives the death rates and the rates of infantile mortality during the three months ended 31st March, 1912, and the three months ended 31st March, 1911, so far as England and Wales are concerned:—
— Death Rate per 1,000 Persons Living. Deaths of Children under 1 year of age per 1,000 Births. 1912. 1911. 1912. 1911. Glamorganshire 16.7 15.4 156 121 Lancashire 18.3 17.4 128 118 Yorkshire 16.3 17.2 109 127 Durham 15.4 16.3 113 126 Northumberland 15.6 16.0 102 124
For figures relating to Lanarkshire, application should be made to my right hon. Friend the Secretary for Scotland.